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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bird House Extravaganza

A dog can have a fancy outfit, a cat can have a diamond collar, but a bird can live in a castle...
First time I saw them in 2007.



They claim that all the materials are weatherproofed.



Then, I saw them in 2008. More varieties, for every taste.
A bird house, or should I say a palace, for a sailor, a wild-life lover, a wine enthusiast, a cook, a gardener, a dog owner....

...a tea lover, a dragonfly lover... I also saw a golf bird house, baseball bird house...



What's next?

Someone can love or don't love them, but what I admire is a creativity and the ability to reinvent a bicycle, as we say.
To see if the birds like them, I need to buy one for my own garden. They were about $50 in 2007, $65 in 2008.... I'd rather buy one soon!
Oh, well, I always can have this classic one...

16 comments:

  1. What wonderful birdhouses. I would be looking very carefully at them and seeing what they used (old door knobs, tools, hardware etc) and trying to create one myself. You just need to start with a plain birdhouse and keep adding to it.

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  2. I found a huge birdhouse at Goodwill for $9.99. I wonder if I can dress it up with some of these beautiful embellishments. I love the glass knobs.

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  3. Those are cute. Quite a variety. I still like my watermelon birdhouse but I need to repaint it as it's faded a bit.

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  4. Those birdhouses are so charming.

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  5. Tatyana, I'm like you, admiring these clever birdhouses but for that price(shoulda, coulda last year right?)..At least the beautiful photos are a free keepsake :)
    Lynn

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  6. The birds aren't as picky as we are about the colors and price of home! I put a cheap decorative one up, and I'll be darned if the chickadees haven't made a home of it.
    Brenda

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  7. Love them! They are so cute. I would love to make some for myself to cluster in the garden.

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  8. Hi Tatyana

    They're certainly different.

    A bit off topic, but I'm looking at the side panel, 'Potatoes, I have no idea how they got into my garden' LOL

    Rob

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  9. I would love to receive one as a gift, but I wouldn't shell out $65 myself.
    I made my own birdhouse this weekend and it's no where near as pretty as those, but it was cheap to make, and I know it's sturdy and made with non-toxic materials.
    I like your basic one, too!

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  10. I like them all! The classic one would definitely fit my budget :). You could always try making your own using the classic one- all some charm to it from a antique or thrift store!

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  11. You have got the coolest posts, Tatyana! I love the birdhouses. I see similarly embellished masterpieces around but the price is usually out of my range. I saw some cute ones at a Habitat For Humanity Restore a few days ago. $1.00 a piece. I didn't buy any of them. I'm not sure why. I'm kicking myself now.

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  12. hi tatyana,

    thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! you led me to your blog for the first time, and wow, i love it! very original. my sister has german shepherds, too, cute puppy. thanks again!

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  13. Oh my...love your bird houses.
    Reminds me I have one large one to build yet. Great post.

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  14. Very cool birdhouses .

    Thanks for your comments too on my blog

    Cheers
    Serena.

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  15. Great birdhouses, though you can tell they're built to attract you, and not necessarily the birds. Well, maybe birds with $65.

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  16. They are just fantastic! Exactly my idea of what I want in my garden BUT, it has to be something I have dreamt up or made myself, not bought off the shelf, however appealing. There are times when I wish I weren't such an idealogue...

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